Oh yeah, I’m wondering if people are going to come to the defense of the cop in this case. Hell, I’m wondering if this cop was freeling left out like my man Glen Beck and did what he did so he too can receive an invitation to beer-fest at the White House. I’m telling you, this summer is reminding me more and more of 1989 and Spike Lee’s movie “Do The Right Thing”. And to think I was just telling a good friend recently that it’s hard to believe that movie is 20yrs old:
A Boston police officer allegedly sent a mass e-mail using a disgraceful racial slur in referring to Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., prompting the commissioner to move immediately to fire the cop, the Herald has learned. Officer Justin Barrett, 36, a two-year veteran assigned to District B-3, was placed on administrative leave pending a termination hearing yesterday afternoon. When a supervisor confronted Barrett about the e-mail – in which he called Gates a “jungle monkey” – he admitted to being the author, according to officials. Police Commissioner Edward Davis immediately stripped the cop of his gun and badge, according to officials. Barrett, who could not immediately be reached, has no prior disciplinary history.Barrett is also a member of the National Guard, a source said, and the e-mail was sent anonymously to his fellow guard members and the Boston Globe. It was unclear whether the scurrilous missive was sent to members of Boston police as well. “There is no room on the department for someone who uses those words,” said Boston police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll, who declined to provide the specific text of the letter. [source]I’m not gonna say too much more about this cop other than I’d like to see his face on TV being grilled by the media. What I would say is that you White folks are sure letting modern technology fuck up your privately held moments of racism or racist behavior. Damn, how much longer are you folks gonna continue to get busted by sending the ole office email? Maybe you folks should just go back to burning crosses in yards or something more blatant and obvious. If you do, maybe more people would take men like Henry Louis Gates Jr. more seriously and more as human beings.